Pride and Prejudice Quotes by Jane Austen
Feminism And Marriage - Pride And Prejudice, By Jane Austen
A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves, vanity to what we would have others think of us. The more I see of the world, the more am I dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of the inconsistency of all human characters, and of the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of merit or sense. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast. How much sooner one tires of any thing than of a book! When I have a house of my own, I shall be miserable if I have not an excellent library.
A person may be proud without being vain. Pride relates more to our opinion of ourselves; vanity, to what we would have others think of us. I rather wonder now at your knowing any. Your mother will never see you again if you do not marry Mr. Collins, and I will never see you again if you do. Bennet to Lizzie. But it is always so.